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Every week we talk music with a chef or food with a musician. Hosted by Zach Brooks from Midtown Lunch and produced by Chuck P. More at http://www.foodisthenewrock.com Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/food-is-the-new-rock/id521964299. Items in this collection are restricted.



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Aug 31, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 200 - It's only fitting that our 200th episode is at Outside Lands, one of the best music and food tests in the country. We caught up with Chef Stuart Brioza, who runs the acclaimed SF restaurant State Bird Provisions along with his wife Nicole Krasinksi, to chat about music behind the Gastro Magic stage.
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Aug 24, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 199 - This week's guest is artist and Hip Hop producer extraordinaire, Dan the Automator (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School). He's not only worked with a ton of artists over the years, but he's befriended a bunch of chefs- including David Chang, who appears on the latest Deltron 3030 album. We met up with him at a coffee shop in SF just before Outside Lands to talk all about that, plus he tells us about the time he introduced Michael Stipe to Momofuku.
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Aug 16, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 198 - Comedian Jimmy Pardo, host of the Never Not Funny podcast, is this week's podcast guest... our very first for the Headgum Podcast Network (our new home!) Zach unlocks all of Jimmy's food issues, before they bond over their shared love of Chicago and Styx.
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Jun 8, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 197 - Singer/Songwriter (and Nickel Creek fiddler!) Sara Watkins is this week's podcast guest. We talk to her about licorice, what the food is like at Prairie Home Companion, and whether or not shrimp belongs in jello- a topic brought up due to the crazy food enhanced video for "Move Me", the first single off her new album.
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May 24, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 196 - Comedian/musician/internet celebrity Ali Spagnola is this week's podcast guest. We talk about what it's like to eat five dozen oysters in one sitting, buffet strategies, Pittsburgh sandwiches, and how she stays incredibly ripped.
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May 17, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 195 - Country music star Jason Aldean's drummer Rich Redmond is this week's guest. He's not just a drummer, but an actor, author and motivational speaker who does drummer seminars called Crash Courses (which you can learn about at www.richredmond.com). He also likes eating, and we talk to him about what it's like finding food on tour and in Nashville- where he spends most of his time.
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May 3, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 194 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb is this week's podcast guest. We talk to him about how music and food came together in a magical way for his breakout hit documentary about sushi (that was really about so much more than sushi.) He also tells us about growing up in NYC with a dad who was not only a big part of the classical music scene, but ended up Managing the Metropolitan Opera House. He also gives us a sneak preview of Season 2-4 of Chef's Table, the new series he's working...
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Apr 26, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 193 - Comedian Jensen Karp is this week's podcast guest to promote his forthcoming book "Kanye West Owes me $300: And Other True Stories About a White Rapper Who Almost Made it Big". He's known as a comedian, an art gallery owner (Gallery 1988) and author, and in the late 90s he was an up and coming rap star named Hot Karl, with a $1 million dollar record deal w/ Interscope Records. We talk Passover, Hot Karl's rider, eating at Mel's Diner w/ Kanye West and Jensen's favorite spots...
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Apr 19, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 192 - We spent this past weekend eating our way through Coachella and figured we'd bring you along for the ride. To recap the weekend food food and music as it happened, Zach was joined by Jeff Miller from Thrillist LA and Josh Scherer, the Associate Food Editor of Los Angeles Magazine who before this weekend HAD NEVER BEEN TO A CONCERT. (Yes, you read that right.) So naturally we ask him about that.
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Apr 12, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Apr 5, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 190 - Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio is this week's podcast guest, the last of our conversation recorded live at SxSw. We talk about London food, and his obsession with gummy candies, plus ask him whether or not he's gotten to eat Rostam's mom's cooking (she's a world famous cookbook author.) Create a fantastic-looking website using WEEBLY. Join the over thirty million people who are already dreaming big - get started today for FREE at http://Weebly.com/food.
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Ep. 189 - The Infatuation has become an influential food voice over the past few years, thanks in large part to their widely used #EEEEEATS hashtag on Instagram. But what few of their fans realize is, just like Zach, their founders got their start in the music industry. Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang created The Infatuation while working at major record labels in New York. In fact they're responsible for getting us our very first podcast guest- Mike D from the Beastie Boys. We talk to them...
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Mar 22, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 188 - Comedian Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, Comedy Bang Bang) returns to the show this week for his very own episode recorded LIVE at SxSw. We eat Salt & Straw chocolate tacos and talk about how years ago he lost out on the Man vs. Food hosting gig to Adam Richman. Plus he treats us to an amazing imitation of Guy Fieri.
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Mar 17, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 187 - We're giving you two episodes this week!!! How lucky are you? This past weekend we recorded 4 episodes live at SxSw, which we'll be releasing over the next few weeks. But we didn't want you to have to wait an entire week to hear the first one... so here it is, our conversation with Chef Aaron Sanchez (of Chopped fame) live at SxSw. He tells us about how he got to grow up surrounded by musicians eating at his house (his mom is famous chef in her own right) before having a serious...
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Mar 15, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 186 - This week's guest is not just famous for hosting season 2 of PBS' Mind of a Chef, or winning a James Beard Award, or even his Charleston restaurant Husk- which is famous for its effort to preserve heritage southern ingredients and dishes (and now has a second location in Nashville.) He's famous for all of those things! Plus an incredible knowledge of bourbon. We talk about all of that plus his love of folk art, outlaw country music, and late 80s hip hop. Plus he admits to something...
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Mar 8, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 185 - Actress Kiernan Shipka is this week's guest, who you likely know as Don Draper's daughter Sally from Mad Men. But what you may not know (unless you're a creepy Instagram stalker like Zach) she's also a LEGIT food fan. We talk donuts, dim sum, Paris, and L.A. restaurants, plus she shares with us her most recent bang bang (which involved donuts and dim sum.) She also starred in the ABC Family movie "Fan Girl" where she played the part of a teenage girl obsessed with the band...
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Mar 1, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 184 -Writer Allen Salkin is this week's podcast guest, and we change things up a bit. Normally we talk to a chef about music or a music about food, but this week Zach goes off script a bit to chat mostly about the food business. Salkin's New York Times article about New York food blogging in 2007 put Midtown Lunch on the map, so the conversation starts there, before veering into the Food Network (he wrote the definitive book on the subject), the Jonathan Gold documentary City of Gold (which...
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Feb 23, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 183 - Chef Craig Thornton returns to the podcast to tell us all about his brand new project at MOCA. Titled Wolvesmouth: TAXA, it's a combination restaurant/art gallery featuring works of art created by Craig himself. It runs from March to July and is pretty much the longest regularly scheduled food thing he's done in a really really long time. Get more info and tickets at http://wolvesmouth.com
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Feb 16, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 182 - This week we welcome hip hop sketch comedians Jeff and Eric Rosenthal aka itsthereal to the podcast. They've got their own podcast "A Waste of Time w/ itsthereal" where they have rappers over to their apartment and cook for them- so naturally we talked a lot about that. Plus a lot of other stuff. If you like hip hop, And Jews you'll love this episode. Create a fantastic-looking website using WEEBLY. Join the over thirty million people who are already dreaming big - get...
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Feb 9, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 181 - New York Chef and Food Network personality Amanda Freitag is this week's podcast guest. We talked about how she hopped from extra curricular activity to extra curricular activity in high school before finally settling in on home-ec as her calling. We also talked about Bowie (seems to be a theme these days), Springsteen, her parents 8 track collection, and her love of Portugal the Man. Then, at the end of the episode, she plays the piano for us. Let Selfie Station be the Picture taker,...
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Feb 2, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 180 - Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Winemaker of the Year, Charles Smith is this week's podcast guest. We talk about his early days as a tour manager for musicians as well as the music he grew up listening to, all while drinking some of his delicious wine. We also found out how he got Jerry Lee Lewis to play the opening of his brand new urban winery Jet City in Seattle. Get more info about his wines at http://www.charlessmithwines.com ********************** Special thanks to our sponsors...
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Jan 26, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 179 - VICE host, Toronto Chef, and walking tattoo gallery Matty Matheson is this week's podcast guest. We talk about all the metal shows he went to growing up, all the partying he did with his friends' bands on tour, and how he's tried to recreate that atmosphere at his restaurant in Toronto (Parts and Labour.) Plus he tells us all about the time he was punched in the stomach for an album cover. Thanks to this week's sponsor, Selfie Station. Go to http://SelfieStationpodcast.com and use the...
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Jan 20, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 178 - Jona and Claire from Yacht, or as Zach likes to call them "my favorite vegans of all time", return to the podcast to talk about the future of food. They talk fake mayo, Baroo (this incredible new restaurant in Los Angeles), and their app 5 Everyday- which is a must download for anybody who lives or is visiting Los Angeles. Thanks to this week's sponsor, Selfie Station. Go to http://SelfieStationpodcast.com and use the promo code FOOD to get $500 off the professional package.
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Jan 12, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 177 - You might know this week's guest Phil Rosenthal as the creator of the long running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, or the star of the hilarious documentary Exporting Raymond. But his real passion is food, and nowhere is that more apparent than on his brand new PBS TV show "I'll Have What Phil's Having". We talk to him about his Mom's love of opera, his obsession with Springsteen, and the time he met Paul McCartney.
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Jan 5, 2016 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 176 - If you know Dexter Holland, it is likely as the spiky haired lead singer of the seminal pop punk band The Offspring. But did you also know that he has his own line of hot sauces called Gringo Bandito? Zach sits down with him to talk all things hot sauce, including how he got into the business and what his thoughts are about other hot sauces. Then, half way through the interview our friend Jeff Miller (Editor of Thrilist in L.A. and lead singer of the Black Crystal Wolf Kids) shows up...
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Dec 22, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 175 - Chef Russell Moore might not be a household name around the country, but in Northern California he is well known for her 20 years spent cooking at Chez Panisse, and his new restaurant Camino in Oakland. His cookbook "This is Camino" was named one of the best of 2015 by Bon Appetit and others. But what you may not have known about Chef Russell Moore is that he grew up going to punk shows in and around Redondo Beach, including the legendary Black Flag show at The Fleetwood. He...
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Dec 15, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 174 - It's that time of year again... with 2016 just weeks away, we recap the year that was in food (and music). Zach is joined by The Stew podcast host Jason Stewart (aka DJ Them Jeans), Thrillist LA editor Jeff Miller, and Eater LA editor Matt Kang to talk about their favorite meals, cookbooks and albums of the year. Then, at the end of the show, we give our gift recommendations for the food and music lovers in your life. PLUS, we've got a cookbook prize pack to give away. To enter to...
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Dec 8, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 173 - Comedian Randy Liedtke comes on the podcast this week to talk food (and a little music?) We ask him about his iPhone cookie prank, his ideal burger blend, and his time as a barista. Plus he tells us all about the sandwich that graces the cover of his new album "I'm on a Roll", and his plans to enter a chili cook off and wreak havoc. Jeff Miller, from the band Black Crystal Wolf Kids, joins us as co-host.
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Dec 1, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 172 - Chefs Duff Goldman (from Ace of Cakes) and Bruce Kalman (from Union in Pasadena, CA) make their return to the podcast, this time together as part of the newly formed alt-rock cover band FOIE GROCK. Along with drummer Francis Castagnetti (also from Union), Guitarist Ben Offenberg (from Resy), and pro musician Jeff Liffman, the band talks about how they came together, and what their plans for the future are. Plus, at the end, they do an acoustic version of a Foo Fighters song. Their 2nd...
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Nov 24, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 171 - The one and only MOBY returns to the podcast to talk about his brand new vegan restaurant Little Pine, which opened last week in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. He's not doing the cooking, but he's been involved in every aspect of the restaurant, including the design, and curation of a small store in the front. We also talk to him about how difficult L.A. makes it for people opening new restaurants. Then, at the very end we talk about his relationship with Thanksgiving,...
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Nov 17, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 170 - This week's guest is James Beard Award winning Chef (and Top Chef judge) Hugh Acheson, known for his restaurants in Atlanta and Athens, GA. We talk to him about In N Out Burger, the great music scene in Athens, and the Coolio cookbook (which he has cooked out of.)
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Nov 10, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 169 - The band formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. returns to the podcast, with a new name and a new self titled album called "JR JR" We pick up where we left off 2 1/2 years ago, jumping in w/ Daniel & Josh to talk sushi, Detroit restaurants, and delivery pizza. Plus more all you can eat buffet rules. We're joined by guest co-host Jeff Miller from Thrillist LA and the band the Black Crystal Wolf Kids.
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Nov 3, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 168 - This week's podcast guest is J. Kenji Lopez Alt, the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats and author of the recently released cookbook THE FOOD LAB (an instant classic, and a must have book for any home cook.) We talk to Kenji about his obsession with the Beatles, how he almost became a professional musician, and his love of karaoke. Directly after the episode, stick around for a preview of EGG ROLL HUNT, Zach's audio quest to find the Grateful Dead fatty egg rolls he's been...
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Oct 27, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 167 - EDM fans need no introduction to this week's guest, the legendary DJ/Producer and founder of Dim Mak records, Steve Aoki. While food fans have likely heard of his equally legendary father and founder of Benihana, the late Rocky Aoki. We met up with Steve at Ledlow in Downtown L.A. where he shared with us some of the lessons he learned from his dad, and told us about the Vegan co-op he lived in during college, the restaurants he now owns, and what a day in his life is like. And...
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Oct 20, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 166 - Hear us podcast live at the East Side Food Fest this past weekend with special guests Noelle Scaggs from Fitz & the Tantrums, DJ Them Jeans (aka Jason Stewart), Chef Zach Pollack from Alimento in Los Angeles, and Nguyen Tran from Starry Kitchen. We talk about Starry Kitchen's journey from an illegal take out spot in a North Hollywood apartment to their latest iteration inside an Echo Park "Bar-cade". Zach Pollack goes off on Yelpers (especially the ones that bitch about...
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Oct 13, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 165 - Legendary Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley is this week's podcast guest. Not only is he part owner in the chain Rock & Brews, but he is also a great cook. We talk to him about the food his mom made for him growing up, the wood fire brick oven he has in his house for making pizza, plus his tips on how to make meatballs. And he tells us all about it while taking down a pair of fish tacos at one of the newly opened Rock N Brews in CA.
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Oct 6, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 164 - If you are a Walking Dead fan you know this week's guest Emily Kinney as "Beth" but did you also know that she's a super talented singer/songwriter? Her new album "This is War" is out now, and for the first half of the podcast we treat her like any other musician guest, asking her about her love of coffee, the food she eats on tour, what she cooks, and who has better catering: Walking Dead or Masters of Sex (ok maybe that last one isn't something we ask every other...
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Sep 28, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep 163 - Excited to finally have singer Kelis on the podcast, who you probably know as the singer of the Milkshake Song, but did you also know she's a trained Cordon Bleu chef? She has a cookbook coming out this week called "My life on a plate: recipes from around the world" as well as a line of sauces called Bounty & Full and we talk about all of it. Plus, what's better Auntie Anne's or Wetzel's Pretzels.
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Sep 22, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 162 - Bob Marley's son Rohan stops by the podcast to tell us his entire life story, from Jamaica to Miami (where he went to the same high school as Zach) to playing football, then back to Jamaica- where he now owns a huge plot of land where coffee is grown.  He has since started Marley Coffee, which he also tells us all about.  
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Sep 15, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 161 - This week's podcast guest is Michael Cimarusti, the chef of Connie & Ted's and Providence (which is widely considered the best restaurant in Los Angeles.) We talk to him about reggae (he did a reggae college radio show) and the Grateful Dead, plus argue about whether or not Miley Cyrus has ruined the Flaming Lips.  He tells us about the time John Paul Jones ate at Providence and about Dock to Dish, the new sustainable seafood CSA for restaurants he helped bring to the west coast....
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Sep 9, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 160 - From A Tribe Called Quest to Chef, Jarobi White returns to the podcast for a second time.  Since we talked to him last year he's started a new company (Eats, Rhymes, Life), was part of the Black Chef Series at BluJeen in Harlem, started a Tribe Taco Tuesday in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, and was back in L.A. for Labor Day Weekend hosting a BBQ w/ Roy Choi at the Line Hotel in Koreatown.  We talk about all that and Star Wars.
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Sep 1, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 159 - On this week's podcast we talk to brothers Keith and Mike Jeffrey from the band Atlas Genius.  Both are avid vegans, so we talk a lot about that, plus Australian fair food, the greatest garlic dip in the entire universe, and the awesomeness of vegemite.  Plus the guys tell us how they got their very own limited edition Atlas Genius donut at DoRite Donuts in Chicago, IL (available until September 11th.) Their new album Inatimate Objects, featuring the song "Molecules", is...
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Aug 25, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 158 - Singer/Songwriter/Producer/DJ Matthew Koma is this week's podcast guest.  He's worked with Alesso, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tiesto and Zedd (who he co-wrote Clarity with) and has toured all around the world as a singer and DJ.  We talk to him about coffee, his favorite sushi spot for special friends only, and the place he took his Grandma too in NYC before seeing Lady Gaga in concert.  Plus he admits to being an oatmeal fanatic, and teaches us all about overnight oats.   +++++ Tickets...
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Aug 18, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 157 - This week's we talk to Nic Adler, who not only runs the Roxy and founded the L.A. Vegan Beer Festival but also curates the food and booze at all of Goldenvoice's major festivals- including Coachella and FYF Fest (which is this weekend.)  We talk to him about all extra focus that music festivals are paying to their food nowadays and the thought process that goes into choosing the vendors for massive festivals like Coachella and FYF.  Nic also talks a little about what it was like...
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Aug 11, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 156 - This past weekend Zach went up to S.F. for Outside Lands, and for the third year in a row we recorded a special podcast from the festival.  This year we were excited to partner with Chefsfeed who let us hang backstage at their GastroMagic stage, eating drinking and interviewing people all weekend long. First we spoke to Chefs Evan & Sara Rich from the excellent S.F. restaurant Rich Table (right after they threw porcini donuts to the crowd while Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem...
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Aug 4, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 155 - Rocker and former Runaway Lita Ford is this week's podcast guest, in advance of her appearance on Chopped.  We learn all about her childhood, how she learned to cook Italian from her mom and learned to fish and hunt from her Dad.  She tells us about all the McDonald's she ate as a member of the Runaways, and how she always felt pressure to stay as thin as the rest of the girls in the band.  Then we talk about the Rock Stars episode of Chopped airing August 18th on the Food...
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Jul 21, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 154 - Serious Eats grand poobah Ed Levine is this week's podcast guest.  He recently sold the website to FEXY, and the story of the last 8 years is fascinating.  But even more fascinating was the music career he had before becoming a food writer.  A career which took him from L.A. to Iowa to New York City, and then into the studio with Dr. John.  And we get Ed to tell us the story from the very beginning. It's a must listen for anybody who's ever met Ed (or been obsessed with Serious...
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Jul 14, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 153 - Emily Saliers is not only one half of the folk rock duo the Indigo Girls but she's also a longtime restauranteur and a self proclaimed lifelone foodie.  We talk to her about her 18 year old Atlanta restaurant Watershed, its storied history, and its famous fried chicken.  Plus she admits to her love of HoJo's clam strips before Zach comes out at the end of the show as a proud Indigo Girls fan.  
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Jul 7, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 152- Next Food Network Star Aarti Sequeira is this week's podcast guest, but just as a warning- she and Zach spend most of the first half hour of the show talking about a Twitter war Zach got into with another food writer a week and a half ago (a topic Aarti discussed on the most recent episode of the podcast she does with her husband Brendan McNamara called Pass the Salt.)  Once they get through that, Zach asks her what music she listened to growing up in Dubai, what similarities she...
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Jun 30, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 151 - This week's guest is Chef Charlie Ayers, who was not only the original chef at Google but was also one of the Grateful Dead's personal chefs from 1990 to 1995. He sat down with Zach on the Monday after the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara (which Zach went to in search of fatty egg rolls.)  They talked about the shows, the he time spent cooking for the Grateful Dead, and how that prepared him for Google.  He also told us about the time he...
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Jun 23, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 150 - For our 150th episode we decide to do a little something different... so instead of talking food with a musician or music with a chef we gathered up all of our guest hosts to shoot the s**t about food and music.  Tall Tales + The Stew podcast host Jason Stewart (aka DJ Themjeans), Thrillist's Jeff Miller and Producer Chuck P all join Zach over danish.  Among the topics discussed are: Zach's trip to Santa Clara this weekend to see The Grateful Dead and scour the parking lot for fatty...
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Jun 16, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 149 - Legendary Chicago chef Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Publican, Avec) comes on the podcast this week to shoot the s**t about music.  We talk first album, first concert, and a dinner he did with John Cale.  Plus he tells about how his restaurants Big Star and Nico Osteria are both named after musicians.  
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Jun 9, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 148 - AJ and Dak from L.A. indie pop band Saint Motel are this week's guests.  We talk to Dak about his days as a sushi chef, and AJ give us his picks for best restauants in L.A. and on the road.  
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Jun 2, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 147 - Our podcast guest this week is Philadelphia Chef Marc Vetri, owner of the Vetri Family of restaurants and the guy who Tom Colicchio called the best chef guitarist he knows.  We talk about the bands he was in before becoming a chef, the music and food series he does with musician Phil Roy, and his new cookbook "Mastering Pasta".    
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May 26, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 146 - Murph from the UK band The Wombats joins us on the show this week to talk food.  He tells us about the time the band made pate on Sunday Brunch w/ the Saturdays, how one of the tracks on their new album features a drum loop made from a burp, and the time his dog got into the fridge and ate everything.  And then at the very end, Sam joins the podcast to tell us what barnacles taste like.  
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May 19, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 145 - Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck return to the podcast this week.  We talk to them about last week's podcast guest Stephen Merritt (from the Magnetic Fields), jerking off bulls, and some of the various easter eggs that can be found in their new cookbook "Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats".   Plus Doug talks s**t about "Zephyros Winds", the chamber quintet that replaced him without telling him shortly after the ice...
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May 12, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 144 - On this week's podcast Zach meets up with Stephen Merritt (and Sam Davol) from the Magnetic Fields at Doomie's, a vegan restaurant in Hollywood, CA.  Over vegan fried chicken and ham and cheese croissants they talk about Stephin's friendship with Doug Quint from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, why he became Vegan, and how much better it's gotten over the years for touring musicians who don't eat meat (and he makes it clear it has nothing to do with the hummus.) Plus Stephin teaches us...
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May 5, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 143 - Guns N Roses might not be the topic you'd expect us to spend over an hour talking about with the owner of Canter's, the famous Jewish deli in L.A.'s Fairfax district.  But that's exactly what we did w/ Marc Canter last week, who not only grew up with Slash but has documented practically his entire career.  He was there when Guns N Roses was formed, and his book "Reckless Road" is full of stories and pictures from that time.  Recently he was the subject of an Uproxx...
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Apr 28, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 142 - Momofuku Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi is this week's podcast guest.  Zach welcomed her to our Bronson Island studio, where they exchanged sweets and then talked about their mutual love of R. Kelly. Christina also talked about her childhood cassette collection, her Dad's hatred of the Beach Boys, and her completely shocking very first concert- which we won't ruin by telling you about here.  We then asked her what it's like working with David Chang, and hatched a plan to make...
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Apr 21, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 141 - Chef Jenn Louis from Lincoln in Portland, OR is this week's podcast guest. She has a brand new cookbook out called "Pasta By Hand", so we sat down with her when she was in town for the L.A. Chef Classic last month.  Jenn told us about how she became a drummer, her friendship with M. Ward, and what it was like to sing along with the Von Trapp family at a cookie party for Food & Wine Magazine.  
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Apr 14, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 140 - This week's podcast is the final episode we recorded live at SxSw's Southbites, and features Brian Harding, one half of the indie rock duo Ex-Cops.  They're the band who created the huge uproar just before SxSw by posting a letter on their Facebook page condemning McDonald's for offering to pay any of the bands who were asked to play their showcase.  We talk to Brian about that as well as what him and Amelie like to eat on tour, his brief stint working at Fatty Crab in NYC, and the...
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Apr 7, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 139 - Momofuku Chef and Lucky Peach Editor David Chang returns to the podcast this week to talk food, music, and a little bit of basketball.  Recorded at SxSw, we talk to David about his love of Phish and the death of Rock N Roll, plus we go deep about the big Jeremy Fox article in Lucky Peach.  Zach also brings up how Dave may or may not have promised him free Momofuku Ssam Bar for life from a SxSw stage two days earlier.    ****************** This week's podcast is sponsored by...
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Mar 31, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 138 - Pulitzer Prize winning food writer (and our very first official podcast guest) Jonathan Gold returns to the show as part of our slate of live SxSw programming. He's the subject of a great new documentary called "City of Gold" which premiered at Sundance this year, so we talked to him about that (naturally).  Plus we asked him about the new NWA movie, his first concert experiences as an 11 year old kid in L.A., and the whole Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke thing- since he wrote...
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Mar 24, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 137 - Famed producer and TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek joined us at The Driskill Hotel in Austin TX last week for SxSw Southbites, where we recorded podcasts all day long on Monday. Dave told us about all the cooking he does at his home studio, the places he likes to eat when he's out on tour w/ TVOTR, and his secret to making a delicious blueberry pie.  He also talks to us about producing the album FOOD w/ Kelis, an album he is widely credited with naming.   ************** This...
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Mar 17, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 136 - Del Posto pastry chef and former Born Against drummer Brooks Headley is our podcast guest this week. His cookbook "Fancy Desserts" just won Food 52's Piglet Tournament so we flip through it and cover the important topics, like "there's no such thing as selling", "how Ian McKaye is like sbrisolona" and "why music and cooking do not mix".  Plus Brooks tells us the best vegetarian touring band story we've ever heard, and opens up about the tour...
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Mar 10, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 135 - This week we go to hang out with the band Midlake just before they screened their brand new 90 minute documentary concert video "Midlake: Live in Denton, TX" at the Sonos Studio in L.A.  The film was produced and directed by Eric Noren and actor Jason Lee who joined us for a little bit at the beginning of the podcast.  We talked about the bar the band owns in Denton, plus the restaurants that singer Eric Pulido and drummer McKenzie Smith plan on opening this year.  They...
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Mar 3, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 134 - Mad Decent beat maker/producer/dj Toy Selectah and dj/producer Camilo Lara (aka Mexican Institute of Sound) are this week's podcast guests, talking food to us in advance of the release of their massive new collaborative project "Compass".  They take us on a food journey through most of the countries they recorded in, including Jamaica, the U.S., Brazil, and their home country- Mexico.  And for the 2nd time in 3 podcasts Zach gets told the Mexican food in Los Angeles sucks...
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Feb 24, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 132 - On the podcast this week we talk music with acclaimed chef Jeremy Fox, who exorcised his demons this month in an article you can find in the latest issue of Lucky Peach (The Obsession Issue.) We talk to him about the article, as well as where he finds inspiration,  and the similarities between what he does and what a musician does. We also talk first album and first concert (spoiler: Michael Jackson is involved) and he lets us know what kind of music he's been listening to, from...
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Feb 17, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 131 - Epitaph Records Owner and Bad Religion's founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz is this week's podcast guest.  We talk about his stints on Esquire TV's Knife Fight and how it led to him becoming a part owner in Kris Morningstar's restaurant Terrine. He tells us about all the chefs who are Bad Religion fans, admits that the entire Epitaph office is on a diet, and then drops where to find the best hot dog in the world. Towards the end Brett tells us where he's eaten with Tom Waits,...
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Feb 10, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 130 - Ulises Lozano and Carlos Chairez from the Mexican electro-rock band Kinky are this week's podcast guests. They tell us about the food they grew up eating in Monterrey Mexico, their favorite cities to tour in for the food, and what they think about Mexican food in L.A.  Then at the end, Uli gives us his recipe for uliquiles.     Their newest album, MTV Unplugged, is out now on Nacional Records.  
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Feb 2, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 129 -  Iconic Chef Wolfgang Puck is this week's guest on the Food is the New Rock podcast.  Zach met him at CUT in Beverly Hills to talk about the music he listened to as a child, the music he plays in his restaurants, and the musicians he's gotten to cook for over the years. (Warning: There's a a lot of name dropping in this podcast.) We also ask him whether or not inspiration is a young person's game, and he tells us about the time that he saw Louie Armstrong as a kid in Austria. ...
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Jan 27, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 128 - Comedian and podcast impressario Doug Benson comes on the show this week to talk about food.  He tells us about the worst episode of Dining With Doug & Karen (spoiler: it was the one with Wayne Federman), his love of chain restaurants, and why he doesn't like eating food with his hands at restaurants.  Our pal Jeff Miller (from the band Black Crystal Wolf Kids) is the guest host, with beads in his beard. And you'll be excited to know that after the podcast we did do a slo-mo...
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Jan 20, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 127 - Electronic music pioneer Daedelus is our guest this week.  He's a coffee fanatic, so we spend a good amount of time nerding out with him about that before moving onto other topics like the VIP plaque at Sqirl, going gluten free, and s**t pig.  His latest album is called The Light Brigade.  Get more info at http://daedelusmusic.com
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Jan 13, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 126 - This week's guest practically invented the pop up restaurant in Los Angeles with his LudoBites dinner series, before opening Trois Mec last year with former podcast guests Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.  Since then Trois Mec has been named Best Restaurant in Los Angeles for two years running by L.A. Weekly, and was just named one of the 38 Best Restaurants in America by Eater. He's also one of the mentors on ABC's The Taste alongisde Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samulesson and Nigella...
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Jan 6, 2015 Zach Brooks
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Ep. 125 - Normally on the podcast we talk to a chef just about music or a musician just about food... but this week we're breaking format for something we've never done before.  A crossover spectacular (!!!) with another podcast.  Dan Pashman is our guest the week, host of The Sporkful podcast on WNYC and the author of "Eat More Better" a great new book that helps you... wait for it... wait for it... Eat. More. Better.  We caught up with Dan last month here in L.A. when he was on...